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, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermont, a very blue state weighing in early and president obama, abc news, based on the exit polls is ready to project a winner in vermont right now. let's tell you aboutther states. we have too little information to make a projection. georgia, a red state, bill clinton won in 1992, but no other republican or every republican has won since then and south carolina, solid red state, not enough information to project at this point, so -- and virginia, this is a big one, george, and we do not have enough information at this moment. we are watching it every single moment. we'll bring you the news as we have it. >> that is the biggest surprise so far. a must win for mitt romney. the overall map. as you said no big surprises right now. a lot of votes outstanding but the polls are closing. the race could not be closer. both 2012 stavote 2012 sta
presidential election. obama and mitt romney on the crucial states in their last weekend before election day. obama hone inre, his opponent costs economic plan. opponent's plan.ic e time, the republican congress and a surgeon senate candidate by the name of meant -- and a certain senate name of mittthe plany said that clinton's would hurt the economy. sounds familiar, doesn't it? >> throughout the campaign, argument he can think of, president obama has that theconvince you years have been a success. and so his plan for the next all hisrs is to take s from the first term, the stimulus, the borrowing, obama rest and do the all over again. he calls the plan forward. i call it four warned. >> the running mates also hit campaign trail on sunday. vice-president by been spent the ryan wento while paul to colorado. to make sure all of their supporters go to the polls. by rachelined now politico. first off, congratulations. let's get straight to it. have the election in less than 40 hours. -- less than 48 hours. how much of an impact do these minute rallies have on the election? the cand
washington," on your side. >> this crowd at a victory rally. president obama has been reelected for another term. millions of his followers on facebook and twitter -- he sent that this photo of him hugging his wife michelle with the caption, four more years. >> let's get right to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> good morning. we have a storm that may bring us some wet weather. it will be light. some snow fall -- moving in south and east of the metro area. along i-95 and eastward. overall it will be a breeze compared to what folks up north will be seen. 37 at dulles. relief for degrees in winchester. temperatures will be steady today -- blustery. winds gusting. no real accumulation here, but a bit to the north and east. baltimore -- more details on that. first, let's check on traffic. >> good morning to laminations capital. nice and quiet. -- our nation's capital. nice and quiet. as we take a look at this camera, the twinkling lights, that is the woodrow wilson bridge. one sign without any trouble. across the american legion bridge -- the 270 spur and river road. roadwork on the beltway betwee
in china flap. >> obama took gm and chrysler bankruptcy and sold chrysler to italians who will s in china. >> it is an outrageous lie. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.icap.org-- >> we thought this was going to special preelection broadcast. that all weking have to do his handicap the election. sandy.ong came hurricane politics, all wiseman told never that you can around ththe corner. then't want to minimize tragic human dimensions of this aftermath, butt is a politil program d the election is next tuesday, so here goes. new jersey gov. chris christie prior to the storm. let's give you the plane ride back to chicago ththat you have earned. i cannot thank the president and compassion for the state.of our >> he has putis heart and soul that the people jersebounce back .tronger than before >> for the past feways, voters president hugging looking, well, presidential during a time of .risis election practically on doorstep, how will the and its of sandy mark?ath play out, >>>> good for president obama i. the time of disaster, the only electe officials who have an opportunit
. >> barack obama and mitt romney make a mad dash in the last hours of this tight presidential race. >>> and terry moran and bill weir are hot on the trail as the candidates in a virtual dead heat crisscross the nation in a final push for those make or break votes. >>> plus -- with a new storm approaching and families up and down the east coast still without homes, "nightline" joins our abc family for a day of giving. and gives you a chance to make a difference. >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the sprint to the finish line with only 24 hours left in this presidential race, my co-anchors terry moran and bill weir on the trail with the candidates. we'll have their reports in a moment. but first, the other story dominating the news for the past week, hurricane sandy and the devastation left in its wake. and the desire to do something to help. so all day today, disney and abc have been raising money to help those who need it most. we kicked it off this morning with a telethon on "gma" ands of right now viewers tr erers cont staggering amount $15.3 million, which includi
and closely-fought campaign in history, president obama triumphs. >> we have picked ourselves up. we have fought our way back. and we know in our hearts, that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. >> the president seals his victory with crucial wins across the battlegrounds. a bitter loss for governor romney, met by grace. >> this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> congress, still deadlocked. republicans win the house, democrats, the senate. our powerhouse political team on what the next four years means for your family, your jobs and your future. "gma's" special coverage of election 2012 starts, right now. >>> and good morning, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory
become the next president of the united states. >> today is the day. president obama and mitt romney have spent months on the road. and countless television ads. today voters decide which men will lead this country for the next four year. good morning washington. it is tuesday, november 6. >> could morning to you. we will get right over to our meteorologist. >> the call this morning of the season so far. a freeze warning in effect -- the coldest morning of the season so far. if these warning in effect. until 9:00 this morning. look at those temperatures. 27 in frederick in gaithersburg and dulles. reagan national still above the freezing mark at 35. 25 and the martinsburg. -- 25 in martinsburg. 45 by noon. no big weather problems to prevent you from getting out and voting. which is good news because our coastal storm arrives late tomorrow. more details on that in a minute. we will head to jamie for traffic. >> good morning. chilly, that's for sure. around the beltway and the the the tysons area, still trying to wrap up a lot of work near rte. 7. still construction barrels and the place he
we go. recap of the top story. president obama has secured another four years in the white house. >> governor mitt romney conceded the race before 1:00 this morning eastern following a phone call to the president. in a short concession speech, roughly, five minutes. romney wished the president well in guiding the nation. >> the president took his turn at the podium in chicago, just a short time later. and promised to reach out to the other side in his second term. >>> democrats have strengthened their control of the senate by taking two seats away from the republicans. the races that changed hands indiana and massachusetts. >> get this? a wild card in maine, the former governor angus king was to replace olympia snow. he has not said what party he will vote with. >> some lobbying on both side to come over. that is for sure. what a fascinating night. it really was. don't think any one saw it. knew it would be close. popular vote does reflect that. awe. >> romney advisers, seemed lech they had no idea it was coming, blindsided by the results. >> analysts said both side thought they
the campaign trail because of sandy. president obama is back in campaign mode. mitt romney was in virginia. >> i was going to surprise you. we're here at the obama field offices on columbia. lots of volunteers making phone calls and look who is here calling motors. charlie got a surprise fong call from none other than former secretary of state madeleine albright. this is part of the get-out-the- vote effort that you are saying across virginia as obama and romney both candidates wanting to win here in battleground virginia. today, mitt romney spent his day focused on virginia with stops in three areas. our chant is this, five more days. little time left, the campaign trail has been tricky. both canceled events because of the storm. today, both men were back in campaign mode. >> the consequence of what this election means -- we can't lose, we need you for agenda, we have to take back america. >> making the point he is still commander-in-chief, he wore his air force one jacket today for stops in several states. >> we will win wisconsin again and we will win this election and we will renew the
news/"washington post" poll which shows a late game surge for president obama. polling ahead by three points. will it put him over the top or does governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the first debat
with the grass. beltsofrford road. a good in the district. back to you. >> president obama and mitt romney have made their pitch is to voters. now it is time for voters to decide who is the best fit for the white house. >> virginia is one of the battle ground states. mitt romney put a lot of focus in virginia. loudon county happens to be a battleground county in the commonwealth. coverage begins this hour with brianne carter. >> after months of campaigning the dates and ads, the race for the white house comes down to today. >> i have come back to iowa for one more time to ask for your votes. >> for weeks it is been a tight race. the latest numbers show it is still that way. it washington post poll shows president obama slightly pulling ahead by three points. but within the margin of error among likely voters. with no rally is scheduled today, the president is in his hometown of chicago where he will watch the numbers come in. mitt romney will be back on the road today. after voting this morning in massachusetts, he will go to ohio and pennsylvania. trying to make a last-minute push to voters. >
will be available to the candidate. president obama started in nevada. he picked up a big endorsement from new york mayor michael bloomberg. he will be back with bill clinton and musician dave matthews on saturday. >> mitt romney spent his day i wrote -- in roanoke. ending in virginia beach. showing just how important to virginia's to winning the war. >> their schedules are intense. >> you can see why. a policy poll shows president obama leading. with the margin of error and undecided voters, it is a statistical tie. >> we what is at stake in virginia. the team fighting to win the stage again. >> the president ended his campaign in virginia and kicks off this campaign. it is where he takes his wife for ballantine's -- valentine's. you have the city behind me. >> are you fired up? are you ready to go? >> the chant is the same. >> four more years! >> how do you accomplish that? aside from constant visits. we have had 20 since june. dance with the one who brought you, an age old adage. that is women, young voters, and minorities. >> i do not believe we can get far with leaders of that right off half
, is obama closing with a kick? do romney's last-minute moves signal confidence or desperation? how has hurricane sandy changed the race? and will we know the winner tuesday night? we'll ask our headliners. obama's top white house strategist david plouffe. and romney's senior adviser ed gillespie. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable. george will, cokie roberts, donna brazile, matthew dowd and ronald brownstein of the national journal. >>> hello again. this is it. just hours to go before the final votes and for so many americans, up 40% of voters, election day has already come and gone. a new record that has already led to long lines like these at polling places across the country. some good news in the early vote. that makes sense. the race has been tight from the start. today, it could not be closer. our brand-new abc news/washington post poll shows an absolute dead-heat. 48%. still, in those battleground states, a small but steady lead for president obama and it's in the battlegrounds especially those midwestern states of iowa, wisconsin and ohio, where the candidates are making their c
on the campaign trail, of trying toess win votes. obama beginning a after overseeing hurricane sandy response. mitt romney hitting virginia. let's skip the roundup from karen travers. >> full speed ahead today. getting back to business. after three days off the trail due to superstorm sandy, it's freeobama battlegrounds. mitt romney spends his entire in virginia, state that republicans are desperate to win. >> this is a critical place for us. five more days. >> the latest abc news poll shows a dead heat nationally. both sides claim to be winning in the battleground. president obama is a head its three poles in the most critical ones. president obama is working to shore up his midwest firewall. ohio, wisconsin, iowa will see a attention from him over the next five days. in virginia today. yesterday he spent all day in florida. both states he absolutely must order to get to the white house. neither side can say for sure the impact sandy has had on the race. past today's, was on the trail talking bipartisanship while obama had the op showing it republicanrsey christie, one of romney's biggest al
take you inside the end game, the obama campaign, their secret to get out the vote here in ohio. the romney campaign, how they're lasering in on the few undecideds left. we're with them for the final pitch. >>> plus, george stephanopoulos with the bottom line on the path to victory for both sides. uni vision's jorge ramos and the hispanic vote. plus, the new poll, who is ahead? >>> the worst nightmare for millions of americans who were in hurricane sandy's path. tonight, another storm. and bitterly cold temperatures. mrmg ginger zee with the storm track, as we ask, what about electricity? and now word of free gas. >>> a day of heartbreak at an american zhoo. a little boy falls into an animal pit. >>> and, who will win? the one question we haven't been asking. but does it hold the biggest clue yet to election night? who do you think is going to win? >>> and good evening tonight from cleveland, ohio. and we're here tonight because both campaigns are counting on ohio and its 18 electoral votes on election night. the president needs ohio to hold onto his midwestern fire wall. romney
where we started. president obama in the ite house,emocrats corolling the senate republicans icontrorol of t the hse. . maryland voters overwhelmingly papassed to the dream act to a, approved gayay marriage, and m willll be building a new casino at national harbor. what does it mean for you and your wallet? we have a special half-hour withh our roundtable todayo take the post-election pl. joining us,s, >> lilive, anand in hd, this is abc 7 "n"news at noo" on your s side. " regular "washington business report" regular peter morici, economist atat the university ofof mararyland, marion blakey of the american -- induries is a trespass industries association -- aerospacee industries association. everybody thought there woululd be some clarity aft this s was all over. we will get to theiscal cliff later. let's see go with clarity. do you see any a after tuesday night? >> the fog of uncertainty iss yet to left. it was the status qu election, and not everyone is pivotiting to the problems of the debt and deficit. this certaly did not s spend enoughgh time e on it during the election. >> peter,
that lies ahead. >> coming up, the voters have spoken and decided to give president obama four more years in the white house. we have a live report from his victory speech and more on the big races in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most
that we are on. president obama: i barack obama and... i approve this message. in about 31 hours from now, the first ballots will be cast in the 2012 presidential election. that does month leave the swaydates a lot of time to voters and lead voters to the polls. the candidates are on a blitz/round >> they are hopscotch in from state to state in hoping to on 1600eir claim pennsylvania avenue. with less than 48 hours to make final pitches, president obama and mitt romney are barnstorming through key roadeground states on the 270 electoral votes. you can return back to the policies that crashed during or you can join me in future that focuses on a strong and growing middle class. thehe president was right he said he cannot washington from the only from the outside. sure and give him that chance, ted? picking a winner is now on anyone's guess. the candidates are separated by only one half of a percentage means that it is critical to get people to in the swing state of virginia. >> the car and in the yard. i have my lawn signs and my bumper sticker. candidates, they are days,sing in these fina
do in their careers and what they do in their lives. >> petraeus met privately with president obama on thursday. he sent a letter to the cia staff that said, "after being married for 37 years, and should extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and does the leader of an organization such as ours." >> it's a shame, but i feel it's pr >> this comes just before he was supposed to testify next week about benghazi. they want to know what better security was not provided for embassador stevens. >> it's a shame ireer at this exact moment in time. he's a human appeared -- he is a human. >> general david petraeus and his wife have been married over 37 years. she is known for helping military families in the obama administration. the fbi may be involved only a written statement. president obama praised petraeus saying, "he has made in the country safer and stronger." the number two at the cia is the interim head. lightening the satellite center, richard reeves abc 7 news. >> the other big story, talk about the women's fis
. thankfully. >> interesting, mitt romney didn't take any battleground states. the final tally, obama took four swing states. colorado, ohio, virginia, combined, 306,000 votes just to show you how close it was in battleground states. >> the final popular vote, obama is up as of right now, yesterday afternoon by 3 million votes, all over the country. and florida still being counted. a lot of what is coming in, democratic counties. the layest on the numbers. >> don't hold your breath. >>> a 21-year-old california man confessed to breaking noonan see pelosi's home. arrested during another burglary in the same napa valley neighborhood. he had a watch on him taken from pelosi's house. and police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been canceled at area's airports and the nation's largest commuter railroad came to a halt. central park picked up 4 inches
. >> the latest poll shows president obama up by 3 points nationally. while campaigning in virginia, the romneys made it clear they feel the white house is within reach. >> are we going to be neighbors soon? [ cheers and applause ] >> romney ended his campaign swing in new hampshire with a big celebration that included a performance by kid rock. his campaign believes romney has the mow momentum and enthusiasm his side and will find out today when voters hit the polls. >> thank you for that report. overnight another in kaedicatiow very close the race could be. the results are in from tiny dixville notch, new hampshire. we need a drum roll. for the first time in the town's history. the vote was tied. five in favor of president obama. five in favor of mitt romney. the poll at midnight. tradition for the town since 1948. >> if that is any indication, send coffee to the stufd dio. >> officials in new york and new jersey are scrambling to make sure people displaced by hurricane sandy are able to cast their ballots today. make shift tents have been set up with portable polling booths. on top of that. f
for president obama. his campaign has won reelection and he is pledging to work with leaders in both parties to improve america. it is wednesday, november 7. i n steve chenevey. >> i and cynnÉ simpson. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. >> we are watching the storm that had sped up and is becoming stronger than initially expected. cloud cover and wet weather are off to our east. this will stay relatively light for the metro area. temperature is a very cold. 41 at reg and national. cold enough we will definitely have light snow. the biggest impact of the light snow will be to our north and east. 42 and blustery at noon. by 5:00, possibly some snow. the western counties are getting off easy on this one. maybe an inch of snow. details coming up. first, let's check on traffic this morning. >> good morning. glad to see we are, around the area. no major incidents in the district virginia, or maryland. on the beltway, looking at construction crews -- often the distance past 193 toward new hampshire avenue -- and overnight project. light volume. same story with the outer loop. on a 95, george
, there is of work to do. election eve of further than no obama headquarters in chicago. 20,000 calls a day are being states.swing 125 volunteers pushing their effort.get-out-the-vote been runninge has e entire year, and now has only hours to pay off. >> we will be driving voters to the polls. are here, the making his way through the midwest, wisconsin, ohio, iowa. he is hoping the long lines of early voters favor him. >> al qaeda is on the path to the feet. osama bin laden is dead. we have made progress in the past four years. >> both on the road and at home, camp exudes confidence, but close.s very >> we have made real progress in t the reason we are here have work to do. >> use all president bill clinton in pennsylvania. mitt romney has campaigned their and you seet t clinton there today. no stateher sign that taken for granted when the race is this close. >> let's switch to the romney campaign. just arrivedr has manchester, new hampshire the latest on the final hours of campaigning for the republican nominee. >> mitt romney is headed here to for a late-night rally with kid rocke. every vote count
and governor romney. president obama is said to have e upper hand in electoral votes, but the battle ground states include a virginia. both the president and a -- oftenr mitt romney their spouses are logging s of frequent flier in these last few days. the vet candidates are colorado, florida, ohio, new hampshire, wisconsin course, battleground virginia. formerdave matthews and president bill clinton. good has it been a a gooder in chief and decider in chief. d hise president likene to the surpluses of the clinton years. >> president clinton economic plan passed the wealthiest pay a little more reduce our deficit and oura little more future. while there romney and his sons rallied gop voters -- romney himself warned about and obama reelection. t means a continuing a unemployment and stagnant take-home pay. it means depressed home values. the race is considered a dead heat. put mr. obama just romney. ahead of the goal is to hundred 70 electoral votes. both campaigns are focusing on the midwest, especially ohio. no republican has won the white without the buckeye state. shift inegist says a a
agent who helped ignite the cia sex scandal is revealed, as president obama speaks out for the first time on the investigation that's ensnared two of his most powerful commanders. >>> and, deadly behavior. it's the most dangerous and widespread eating disorder in the country. and most people have never heard of it. in fact the secret lives of millions of american women battling every bite. >> last time i ate pizza, i had a panic attack. >>> plus, finding bigfoot. meet the rag tag team of researchers trekking across the globe on the hunt for a legendary beast. >> announcer: from the blglobal resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," november 14th, 2012. >> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight, the latest turn in the cia sex scandal, as we learn the identity of the fbi agent who sparked the investigation that brought down one of the nation's most powerful leaders, and is now implicated another. president obama himself spoke out today for the first time since the scandal broke, and my co-anchor terry moran has t
the election the nominees are keeping final weekendeir of campaigning. >> president obama and mitt more visits to the swing states. end inoting is about to maryland. it is crunch time for the candidates would just four days calendar until day >> . let's put americans back to work, doing america needs to be done. >> president obama this morning ohio with several camping event scheduled across the state. challenger mitt on keyis also focusing states, first in ohio.sin and then then >> this is an election of great consequence. i think you understand that. clerk thursday new york city mayor michael bloomberg endorsed president obama. t will have an i impact is not clear. many people aboard cast their ballots thanks to early voting. this race could come down to every last vote. new numbers show this race is as ever among likely voters. new polls in three battleground states have the president on top. >> i know what change looks like because i fought for it. you have too. after all we've been through together, we cannot give up now. >> we will win on november 6. maryland code the governor decided ex
obama can no longer on former ally egypt. there are a member of the muslim brotherhood. thatl members of a group people in several areas of the city. >> some of the victims landed in hospital and required surgery. the neighborhoods we are talking about, even outside the sea. is some of what happened and reactions to one victim. standing at a bus stop in chinatown. >> i can tell you that the of crimes they committed y sometimes is disturbing in and of itself. >> nine members of the gang were today, ranging in age from 15-22 years old. eight crimes, robbery, destruction of property. began about a year ago. >> is super scary. >> we spoke with a victim. history, awayful from the public. >> the even bragged about their exploits on youtube and other t videos showed up about having to fight one another. attacks on the unsuspecting the chiefhat bother counsel of the most. >> i have been able to see the savage beatings. >> it is terrifying that they people over property. >> the number of crimes is not known yet. >> that is ridiculous. >> more are expected. when asked about how many they will h
. victory lap. it was a modern american election. that gave president obama four more years. >> i believe we can seize this future together. >> how did a new patchwork of americans come together to give him the win? and force a tough gut-check moment for the republican party? >> paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> can they recover? and change with the changing america? what is the world saying tonight? how about wall street? and what did the president do today to help the country heal? now, two american families turn the page. the romneys, polling together. the obamas, starting a new chapter in this white house. and the abc news powerhouse team is everywhere, on this historic day for america. live, from abc's election headquarters, this is a special "world news" with diane sawyer. >> good evening, and it was a day of celebration for president obama and a day of soul searching for the republican party. and, a reality check for a nation, seeking to move forward as a hard-fought election. tonight, your voice has become your vote, and these ar
. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being h
at the crack o obama asked the .ation for four more years we begin with senior political thuman. scott >> soon enough, the president will join us here in chicago. a state with only six electoral grabs.p for the first lady is getting ready to introduce the president and his final campaign rally of the .ace .t has been a day of star power earlier tonight, bruce and president clinton was in pennsylvania .oday it was here at a field office in 125 employees calls today inne wisconsin. earlier the president made a a field officet in ohio. his day with aut interviews, make some and then watch members come in here at mccormick plaza in downtown chicago. >> thank you, scott. the romney campaign is finishing .hings in new england >> rebecca cooper is following campaign from new hampshire. >> the crowd inside here at , it waser and irina supposed to be a 10:00 p.m. soly but it got pushed back the candidate could take one to columbus.rip an enthusiastic crowd inside, on the stage getting them warm up. a crowd of thousands waited .utside in the cold and snow make the mostd to of his final day. not one but
their campaign. one day before campaign, theident obama touted as progress. e rose 2/7oyment rat to 9%. why mitt romney called report a sad reminder of the at a virtual standstill. abc 7 is your election station. for instant update you can log wjla.com. >> coming up, an election story see.ters need to separating facts from fiction when it comes to question. >> we are keeping a close eye on the dropping temperatures. man is dead after police say man andked a washington. 74-year-old william turner said grandson attack him. jump on him and began his face and his neck. police say the officer attacked and they fired once. coming to doy was if he had thee weapon. >> he said his grandson was normally mild-mannered it. was acting grandson strange and he did not know what was wrong with him. >> there are four days before election day. >> we will tell you where endured long lines coming up. is, no -- no, yes. the signs and commercials are everywhere. coming up, the real numbers when to question 7. , partly cloudy. to question 7. , pa[ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions
evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barack obama, how are you? [ laughter ] i'm doing -- you know -- i don't think she knows it's me. >> reporter: his message has been one of staying the course. forward. painted himself as a warrior for the middle class. >> are you fired up? >> all: fired up. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: but today another message, an olive branch. >> i also want to say to governor romney, congratulations on a spirited campaign. >> reporter: later today joined by scottie pippen and his old friends the president played basketball, an election day superstition. he did not do so the day of the 2008 new hampshire primary and has not repe
along the lines the obama appointed. i think they will get past the cliff. if he insists raising rates, he will be stymied. >> what is the message? >> it is a mixed message. i think we all agree the presidente of the taxesessage is we raise on those earning over $250,000. mitt romney pledged to repeal obamacare. these are the e essential points of their candidacies. i think he can point to that. but at the same time, he has to dealith the republican house and john painter has to deal with the republican house. beingoehnhner -- he is not humbled by saying that he is best that the president has the republican congress. >> does the president have a mandate t of this election? >> he does not have a mandate, but he has a lot of momentum. been 60 miion people. he got beat up day after day for four years. the people said they wanant youo stay in office and continue your presidency. he does haveve some leverage gog into hisresidency. people are with him on this ofng, espepecially the issue raising tataxes,s, taking away e benefits people on the high end of the scale, seeing their go up. but th
of spending president barack obama and mitt romney enter the final stretch before tuesday's election. we will look at the states they will visit. it is monday november 5. glad you are starting with us. >> let's get a look at the forecast. good morning. >> ood morning. the cool weather over the weekend is going over into the workweek. we have the cool trend will continue for the better part of the week but there are improvements in the seven-day forecast. we have a cloudy start but a little more sunshine can be expected by this afternoon and we are watching a coastal storm expecting to develop for the middle of the week. it is looking more like a ran make are than a snow maker. 33 in the district. 40 in the suburbs. freeze warnings in effect for western and northern parts of the viewing area. you don't have much time to get any sensitive plans back indoors. in the 40's today with increasing sun. we have more about the seven-day forecast but now let's check the traffic. >> good morning. it is from the traffic center. no major drama or problems in virginia, district or m
, on her computer. and for the first time president obama has weighed in on this mess. preeti arla has the latest. >> reporter: president obama walked into the east room of the white house for his first postelection news conference, tackling the major issues the administration will face in the weeks ahead. >> i'm open to compromise. and i'm open to new ideas. >> reporter: the president meets with congressional leaders tomorrow. both sides are expected to stake out their positions on the looming fiscal cliff, which will see tax encreases and budget cuts go into effect if there's no budget deal by year end. while both sides talk about compromise, president obama says any deal must not extend tax cuts for the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: but house speaker john boehner made it clear, wealthiest americans should not see their taxes go up. >> i have outlined a framework how both parties can work together. >> reporter: for the first time the pres
obama 1 in powerful swing states like virginia, but it was costly in money and mood. >> we may battled fiercely, but only because we love this country so much. >> it was a bitter pill to swallow for a gop that thought it could win the grass roots and game. mitt romney today left his boston hotel without comment choosing to let last night to mark sum up his disappointment. >> i still wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes, but the nation chose another leader. >> the electoral was hired in the popular vote margin. president phoned leaders on the -- on both sides of the aisle talking about how to get past the partisan bickering that has made the last congress one of the least effective in decades. @ fiscal cliff we keep talking about means there is no time to rest. we will explain that further at 6:00. we will also talk about breeze then statements being made by republican -- brazen statements being made by republican party elders. >> thank you so much, scott. stock prices have fallen after the election, closing at the worst level of the year. the dow jones ended at 12,932. co
i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, breaking news. cheers erupt in lower manhattan as the power flickers back on. and under a lot of pressure, new york decides late today to pull the plug on the famous new york marathon this weekend. >>> running on empty. endless lines for gasoline. >> seven hours here already. >> people running out of gas. waiting for a few gallons to take home. waiting for the cold night ahead. we get answers. >>> the challenger. four days to go. the second of our personal portraits of the men who want your vote. >>> and, noah's ark? how would you evacuate a 250-pound walrus? how about a giant octopus? we're there, as trainers decide what to do when their aquarium flooded and 12,000 creatures are inside. >>> good evening on this friday night. as we come on the air, there is late news about the devastating storm and one of the biggest athletic events in the world. under enormous pressure, new york has canceled the iconic new y
state of iowa, where governor romney and president obama has spent so much time. it was a dramatic finish to his bid for re-election. and jake tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. it's been emotional. president obama tearing up after seeing the former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarrs in 2007-2008. >> to all of you who lived and b
solid. and d so, i think we ought to kp on the track that we are on. presprent obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting day in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republin or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i put away money. i was 21, so i said, "hmm, i want to retire at 55." and before you know it, i'm 58 years old. time went by very fast. it goes by too, too fast. ♪ but i would do it again in a heartbeat. [ laughs ] ♪ ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the presidential candidates weekend, flying from battleground states, including virginia. just three days away from election day and a final push, obama it is enlisting a former president and a music
>> stirred up a 5:00 a.m., morning widening scandal in the closing david petraeus president obama expected to make as first comment on the matter this afternoon. >> and expanding gambling in maryland. the maryland live casino about to announce plans a week after voters approved the controversial measure on the state ballot. >> and the soccer star was in court for all of the wrong reasons. >> live and in hd. this is "good morning washington." on your side. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> 5:00 a.m. on wednesday november 14. i am steve c i am cynnÉ simpson. >> good morning. a chilly start for all of us, especially compared to yesterday's. it was 65 degrees. most but dealing with the freezing mark this morning or colder. a chilly start, but it will be a good day. sunny skies all a round. show last into the weekend. 36 of reagan national. with the exception of annapolis on the day at 42. 32 at dulles. 30 in gaithersburg. 36 and fredericksburg. temperatures may stay in the 40's with clear conditions which a top out around 50 in the district. your se
% of president obama in 2008. prince william is seen as an early indicator. >> i would love to think that loudoun county is a slice of america. >> i would like to think that something that we do is based on a lot of good thinking and a lot of prayer. that would be great. >> back to prince william county many are observing something else about this year's elections. >> more than i ever seen. >> there is a lot of enthusiasm here. many of the poll workers here are saying there are senate similar to 2008 levels as well. -- they are seeing at levels 2008 as well. >> in maryland, it might not be the presidential election driving people to the polls. there many important questions on the ballot this year. three of them have sparked controversy, especially in prince george's county. >> it is one of the busier polling places in the county. just yet, but i suspect there will be. what we are hearing from people is that you do not have to twist their arms to get them to vote today. we have seen the signs everywhere. from the moment the polls open, turnout has been strong. caroline's at most locations. -- the
concerned about possible climate change. president obama was back on the campaign trail today. >> it is going to be tight. is why when i call people actually say five and a 37 votes in 2000 made a difference. people do not think their difference, they might not go out. >> the president spent the day campaigning in wisconsin, colorado, and nevada. obama will host a campaign event in prince william county saturday afternoon. mitt romney spend the day in virginia. voters at a restaurant and a home business near roanoke. election day is five days away. >> now, we changed gears in excitement of music was the biggest night. came home with a trophy on what was a very exciting night there. autria has the excitement. h brad paisley opening up, might be hard to imagine the awards show -- they did just that. we are talking about the entertainer of the year moments ago.ew it was a big night for he and also -- blakeey shelton getting a little choked up. im mcgraw and kenny chesney taking the award for best musical performance of the year. what it was like tour together and being are andtha
. presprent obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. >> and now the toyota sports desk, brought to you by your local toyota dealers. >> the wizards hosted the celtics tonight to open the at the verizon center. not pretty at first, but rallied from a double-digit oficit to come within reach an eastern heavyweight. the wizards trailed by as many as 18, but they rallied. foul line jumper late in the fourth. the wizards with the 86-84 lead, lead of the game. 4.5 seconds to go, 87-86 boston, webster tries the phage dumpster. good.no the celtics win, 89-86. d.c. united was themselves tonight. there were temper tantrums and a fluke goal. they let it play off jitters and lapses of judgment get them down tonight. minute, scoreless, in front, looks like a new york but,der knocked it in, go with bailey, the closest player. 71st minute, yellow flag. what went through head. ball at the ref. he is tossed. the united down a player. one-one not. united still in contention. now they will be without him. >> he is a young kid and he made a young mistake. i thought they let it boil up a bit.e some
. but no one beats -- you know, a man. we stay in a >>> this morning on "world news now" -- president obama talking tough in defense of his u.n. ambassador and in advance of important economic talks with congress. >> mr. obama also commenting for the first time on the firestorm around his former cia chief. it is thursday, november 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> well, that hour-long news conference at the white house yesterday had a little bit of everything on plenty of hot button topics. good morning, everybody on this thursday. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. we'll get to the president and the latest with the women, plural, in the petraeus scandal straight ahead. and we'll hear from mitt romney for the first time since his election defeat. what he is saying about obama campaign tactics raising a couple eyebrows. >>> then an inspiring story, the young lady who ran a long, a really, really long way. mostly barefoot on top of that. why she did it coming up. >> she is going to need a pedicure. >> bunion city. >>> are you hungry this morning? are you? >
, in my lifetime. >> president obama and narrowly won virginia in 2008 by a mere six percentage points. crowds have gathered here today to galvanize and be sure that does not happen again. suzanne kennedy, abc 7 news. >> mitt romney is not the only candidate fighting in virginia. vice-president joe biden started his warning along side tim kaine in sterling. both campaigns invested heavily this time around. >> voters in battleground virginia will be the first in the area with polls opening at 6:00 a.m. and closing at 7:00 p.m.. let us know if you see anything out there are any problems out there for long lines are machine malfunctions. just click on our website wjla.com or send us an e-mail. >> let's switch to the other big story this week, and that is the weather. >> there are concerns about nor'easter heading for the east coast. >> doug hill is tracking the storm from the weather center. what is the latest to have seen there? >> there is no storm yet. tomorrow at the storm will rapidly intensify and head north toward. we expect a cold night here. welcome back to eastern standard time.
of hurricane sandy. >> close the final stretch. see what president obama and mitt romney are campaigning before and the election. -- where. "good morning washington" at 5:00 a.m. begins now. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. it's friday, november 2. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to a meteorologist jacqui jeras with our forecast. >> good morning. a chilly start. that willll be the rule the next couple days. 43 degrees is where we are starting out at reagan national with pretty light wind, so we are not dealing with multiple wind chills. cold temperatures 32 in oakwood, virginia, 32 in stafford 33 in mchenry maryland, and 35 in chantilly -- 32 in elkwood. there could be a sprinkle or snow flurry later this morning. otherwise dry. high temperature of about 10 degrees below average. we should reach about 55 by 5:00. let's check on traffic with steve hershorn. >> not bad for this friday morning. here we are at the dulles interchange, 28. route 28 is a little east of dulles airport, looking pretty good. 270 at 109,
is a professor at the school of business and former adviser to president obama and a edward lazear is former adviser to george w. bush. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. nice to be with you. >> start with the job numbers on iday. the last jobs report before the election. what do they tell us about 34erk's economy today? what impact do you expect it to have on the election? >> i don't think it will have much impact on the election because it is not that a much different from the overall trend over the last year ito 18 months. i think it was a fairly solid number. certainly better than expected and you got some revisions upward on the jobs number itself. overall, growth has been relative ly modest in the u.s. and that's reflected in the jobs number. this is an encouraging month. you never want to make too much out of any one month. >> i was surprised at the numbers. ed, what do you think? >> i think there are good things that each candidate can take out of it. obviously the fact the unemployment rate ticked up to something governor romney will emphasize, higher than when the president t
earthquake rattled that nation, just a week before president obama is set to visit the 6.8 magnitude quake collapsed homes, bridges and mines and also damaged ancient buddhist temples. at least 12 people were feared dead. >>> in italy, the city known for its canals is scrambling to soap cope with severe flooding. after days of heavy rain, central venice is 70% under water. people waded through streets as it peaked five feet above normal. in tuscany, flooding and mud slides forced 200 people from their homes. >>> and a destructive brush fire is burning out of control in southern australia. the flames ripped through at least seven homes as well as a number of sheds and cars. and koala was among the animals that managed to survive the fire. a man found it in the field and stopped to give it water. >>> veterans day with president obama marking the actual commemoration yesterday. the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. he laid a wreath at the tomb of the unknowns at arlington national cemetery, noting this is the first veterans day in a decade that u.s. troops are not fighting in iraq. >>>
. >> back in washington, back to reality, president obama returned to d.c. today with another four years, but still battling for bipartisanship as we careen toward the so-called fiscal clef. he is already demanding the two parties make peace. >> he won reelection with a middle-class economic strategy based on the middle class. it is incumbent then, the parties work together to avoid that fiscal issue and light a path for economic growth. >> that is easier said than done. president obama was hoping to kickstart compromise when he called a key congressional leaders including house speaker john boehner. >> what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a downpayment on major solutions and actions in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> the problem is the massive military cuts and tax hikes that could hit the middle class come january if congress does not come up with a plan. poised to get hit the hardest the d.c. area, where 65,000 government contracting jobs are on the line. >> it will affect my job and business. >> autria godfrey, abc 7 news. >> former congresswoman and ga
's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battleground blitz continues for both campaigns. overnight mitt romney in front of an enormous crowd in colorado. and his wife ann romney. overnight in a crowd of front of 17,000, mitt romney in colorado. in an all-out sprint to the finish. >> thank you so very much, colorado. >> reporter: in the last 48 hours, both campaigns crisscrossing the country. romney's closing argument makes the case that he's the -- >> reach across the street to the neighbor that has the other sign in his front yard. [ laughter ] >> and i'm going to reach across the aisle in washington, d.c., to the politicians who are working for the other candidate. >> reporter: on the campaign plane, ann romney making a trip to the back of the plane. talking about the am
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